This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

Prepares individuals for a career in music as jazz performers. Fulfills a portion of the Associate of Arts degree in Music 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze, practice and interpret jazz and popular music chord symbols.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, learn, and perform standard jazz literature.
  • Prepare a program, program notes or other materials related to the coordinator, recital repertoire in cooperation with the instructor or recital.
Required Courses (17 units)  Units
MUS-25  Jazz Appreciation 3
MUS-36  Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (1 semester)  1.5
MUS-39  Applied Music I (2 semester)  6
MUS-52 Recital Performance .5
MUS-74  Jazz Proficiency  1
 Electives A List A - Jazz Improvisation and Theory - Chosse from the list below 1
Electives B List B - Performing Ensemble - Choose from the list below 4
List A - Jazz Improvisation and Theory (1 unit) Units
MUS-43A Jazz Improvisation and Theory I 1
MUS-43B Jazz Improvisation and Theory II 1
MUS-43C Jazz Improvisation and Theory III 1
List B - Performing Ensembles (4 units) Units
MUS-33   Vocal Jazz Ensemble (two semesters) 4
MUS-44 Jazz Ensemble (two semesters)